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30 Years Ago

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December 19, 2019

Thursday, December 21-28, 1989

The Outcasts of Pumpkin Creek (Childhood memories of Gene Mackin)

Baseball was the great Sunday afternoon pastime on Little Pumpkin Creek in the 1930s. My family rarely missed a game. In fact, the only game I can remember missing was during a diphtheria outbreak. One of my sisters had been exposed while babysitting. The doctor thought we could infect the whole county if we attended the game so he quarantined us and told us we’d be arrested if seen there.

A baseball team from Pumpkin Creek organized in 1932 and my brother Gardner signed on to sub when they...

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